Steven van de Vijver
Since 2011 Steven van de Vijver is the Director of Urban Health at the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development. In addition he is involved with clinical work at the Family Medicine Department at the OLVG in Amsterdam and as a Senior Advisor at the Amsterdam Health Technology Institute (ahti). He is still associated with the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) in Nairobi as a Senior Fellow/Ambassador.
Steven did his medical training in The Netherlands and after specializing as a tropical doctor he worked for Doctors without Borders in the Democratic Republic Congo. Back in The Netherlands he completed his specialisation in Family Medicine and a Masters in International Health in order to focus his medical career on primary health care in slum settings. He obtained his PhD with a thesis on cardiovascular diseases prevention in the slums of Kenya. Besides his medical work he has written several books which have been translated in various languages.
Impact evaluation of a community based intervention for prevention of cardiovascular diseases in the slums of Nairobi: the SCALE UP study
Authored by: van de Vijver Steven, Oti Samuel Oji, Gomez Gabriela B., Agyemang Charles, Egondi Thaddaeus, van Charante Eric Moll, Brewster Lizzy M., Hankins Catherine, Tanovic Zlata, Ezeh Alex, Kyobutungi Catherine, Stronks Karien.
In: GLOBAL HEALTH ACTION 9, 2016, p.30922 .
Impact evaluation of a community‑based intervention for prevention of cardiovascular diseases in the slums of Nairobi: the SCALE‑UP study
Authored by: van de Vijver Steven, Oti Samuel Oji, Gomez Gabriela B., Agyemang Charles, Egondi Thaddaeus, van Charante Eric Moll, Brewster Lizzy M., Hankins Catherine, Tanovic Zlata, Ezeh Alex, Kyobutungi Catherine, Stronks Karien
In: GLOBAL HEALTH ACTION 9, 2016, p.30922‑.
Results of a hypertension and diabetes treatment program in the slums of Nairobi: a retrospective cohort study
Cardiovascular disease prevention in the slums of Kenya
Authored by: Van de Vijver Steven
Thesis Universiteit van Amsterdam
Promotor(s): K. Stronks
Copromotor(s): C. Kyobutungi, C.O. Agyemang, G.B. Gomez
Date of thesis defense: 14/10/2015We can no longer ignore the increasing presence of the cardiovascular risk factors in the African continent. This thesis shows that among the urban poor of Nairobi the rates of cardiovascular risk factors like hypertension, diabetes and obesity are substantial, whereas awareness and control of these risk factors remain very low. Therefore there is a strong urgency to develop and implement interventions to increase awareness, treatment and control of cardiovascular risk factors. Read more
Challenges of health programmes in slums
Authored by: van de Vijver Steven J. M., Oti S, Oduor C, Ezeh A, Lange J., Agyemang C., Kyobutungi C
In: Lancet, 2015
Profile of people with hypertension in Nairobi’s slums: a descriptive study
Authored by: Hulzebosch A, van de Vijver Steven J. M., Oti Samuel O., egondi T., Kyobutungi Catherine
In: Global Health, 2015
Evidence of a Double Burden of Malnutrition in Urban Poor Settings in Nairobi, Kenya.
Cardiovascular prevention model from Kenyan slums to migrants in the Netherlands.
Clinical management of concurrent diabetes and tuberculosis and the implications for patient services
Authored by: Riza A.L., Pearson F., Ugarte-Gil C., Alisjahbana B., van de Vijver Steven J. M. et al.
In: Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol, 2014
Averted HIV infections due to expanded antiretroviral treatment eligibility offsets risk of transmitted drug resistance: a modeling study.
Authored by: Nichols Brooke E., Sigaloff Kim C., Kityo Cissy, Mandaliya Kishor, Hamers Raph L., Bertagnolio Silvia, Jordan Michael R., Boucher Charles A. B., Rinke de Wit T. F., van de Vijver Steven J. M.
In: AIDS, 2014
Community Perceptions of Air Pollution and Related Health Risks in Nairobi Slums.
The magnitude of diabetes and its association with obesity in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya: results from a cross-sectional survey.
Review of community-based interventions for prevention of cardiovascular diseases in low- and middle-income countries.
Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension among slum dwellers in Nairobi, Kenya